Founded in Cambridge, United Kingdom by a group of mathematicians and software engineers, Luminance’s computational and mathematical knowledge is world leading. The technology is based on the work of Cambridge University PhDs, while the team contains experts in Bayesian probabilistic mathematics, meaning based computing and legacy system connections.
The Luminance team has developed many of the most intelligent, compliant, and secure big data systems for organisations ranging from NATO to the NHS. They have unique expertise in applying new maths to solve complex real-world challenges where there are very large, heterogeneous, constantly evolving data sets. In addition to managing numerous mergers, acquisitions and financings, Luminance's employees have developed some of the largest and most mission-critical software systems for multinational and governmental organisations.
Emily Foges, CEO
Emily Foges has been scaling up technology-led businesses for over 20 years, working in M&A as a consultant and in-house with some of the UK’s fastest growing businesses. She specialised in building business cases and then leading integration, when companies come together to become greater than the sum of their parts. The complexity of combining customers, products, platforms, teams and operations was the ideal training ground for turning a technology start-up into a global organisation.
Emily became CEO in 2016 when Luminance was a small team of technologists and lawyers. She took the product to market and led the growth of the business, which doubled in size every quarter throughout 2017.
Dr James Loxam, CTO
James Loxam leads the developer team in Cambridge. James has created multiple technologies for European software giants. He specialises in big data, machine learning and computer vision. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
George Tziahanas, Managing Director, U.S.
George is responsible for U.S. Operations of Luminance. He has held leadership positions with global technology companies and consulting firms, including Intel, Hewlett Packard, and Morae Global. He has extensive experience using analytics with regulated clients and the legal industry. George also led clients deploying petabyte-scale, secure compliance platforms. George holds an M.S. in Molecular Systematics, and a J.D. from DePaul University. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the Federal District for the Northern District of Illinois.
Martin Blackburn, Sales Director
Martin has extensive experience in software sales, having spent the previous 20 years working for Cambridge Neurodynamics, and latterly as part of the Big Data practice at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. During this time, he has had responsibility for major accounts as well as holding sales leadership roles. He holds a degree in Business & Marketing as well as a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Security advisory board
Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace
Dave Palmer is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over ten years of experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Palmer has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ & MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Lord Evans of Weardale KCB
Lord Evans was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against internal and domestic terrorism and cyber-threats. He was appointed to the Security Service's Management Board as Director of International Counter Terrorism in 2001, ten days before the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2014 at the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister and sits as a cross-bench peer. Lord Evans is also a non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Datacentres Ltd.
Jack Stockdale, Global Chief Technology Officer, Darktrace
Jack Stockdale started his career at enterprise software company Autonomy, where he worked on the core software platform IDOL as Technical Director and later Chief Architect. He moved to Blinkx in 2006, where he spent 5 years as Director of Research and Development, with responsibility for the technical development of Blinkx's award-winning online video search engine. Jack is CTO at Darktrace, overseeing the application of Bayesian mathematical models onto the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System. He has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.
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